Nephrology Residency Program

In the Pediatric Nephrology Residency Program, trainees will learn to evaluate children with kidney disorders including electrolyte disturbances, hematuria, proteinuria, glomerulonephritis and urinary tract infections. Trainees also manage complex and serious disorders such as poisonings, metabolic disorders, congenital urologic disorders and end-stage renal disease that may require dialysis, apheresis and/or kidney transplantation.


Program Highlights

  • Fully accredited Royal College program.
  • Training includes clinical nephrology, critical appraisal, and research methodology (basic and clinical).
  • Our service provides hemodialyisis, peritoneal dialysis, apheresis, transplantation and renal biopsy services, and works closely with adult colleagues under the Northern Alberta Renal Program.
  • The University of Alberta is the first North American program to incorporate hemodialysis simulation into core pediatric nephrology training.
  • Our program participates in multidisciplinary clinics with pediatric rheumatology, pediatric urology, pediatric solid organ transplant, and high risk prenatal services.
  • Subspecialty trainees participate in a trainee run continuity clinic.
  • Faculty and trainees participate in a comprehensive weekly academic program complementing the clinical training experience.
  • Program specific awards and research funding for nephrology is available.

Why Choose UAlberta for the Pediatric Nephrology Residency Program?

  • Our faculty includes nationally acclaimed educators, researchers and clinicians.
  • The division collaborates nationally and internationally in studies to improve the health of pediatric kidney patients.
  • Patients are diverse within our catchment area of over two million people, including Northern and Central Alberta, Northern BC, Northwest Territories, and Saskatchewan.
  • Trainees work with leaders in renal pathology, HLA typing, transplantation and pediatric critical care.
  • Subspecialty trainees participate in a trainee run continuity clinic.We offer unique funding opportunities specific to nephrology for trainees wishing to incorporate research training as part of their residency.
  • Diverse living, arts and recreational opportunities in Edmonton.